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Tour of the MuseumTour of the Museum

Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...

History of Lyme Regis in Museum Objects

In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...

Fossils and RocksFossils and Rocks

Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...

Mary AnningMary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...

JRR TolkienLyme's Literary and Artistic Connections

Lyme has long been a magnet for artists and writers...

The Bindon Landslip

In 1840 Lyme geologists  Conybeare and  Buckland produced the first ever fully scientific report about a major landslip...

Jane Austen dollJane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of Lyme's most famous and best-loved visitors...

John Gould

John Gould FRS of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin..

Civil War and RebellionCivil War and Rebellion

On two occasions in the 17th century Lyme sprang into national prominence...

The Sea and the Cobb

The town's fortunes have always been closely bound up with the sea.

 

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Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2015 dates now available

Museum events

Fossil polishing,
talks and much more

Mary Anning Walks

Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold

Lyme History Walks

Discover Lyme's fascinating
history with Chris Lovejoy

Exhibitions

Current exhibitions
plus -
See what you may have missed

People & Places

Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme.
*** New Articles *** - Lyme's Battle with the Sea

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more

Rockpooling

with Marine Biologist 
Chris Andrew

The Museum Blog

FREE EVENT: Rockpool Monsters!
"Rockpool Monsters" is a free event  this Saturday, 11 July, between 11.00am and 4.00pm, hosted by Lyme Regis Museum in association with Marine Biologists of the University of Southampton: Get...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 07 July 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in July
Herbal Medicine A talk by Mary Tassell on Monday 6th July at 7.30pm in Woodmead Hall. A medical herbalist reveals the secrets of natural remedies used for centuries before Alexander Fleming discovere...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 30 June 2015
Upcoming "Help Us Grow" events
Lyme Regis Museum’s "Help us Grow" (HUG) group will hit the streets again for two different money raising events this month. HUG got together earlier this year in order to help raise money towards th...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 15 June 2015
Mary Anning Collecting Fossils - A poem by Megan Domaille
She felt the clocks stopNever more than beneath Lyme cliffs She felt the rushing tide rock The Earth aroundThe thin line of times’ orbitShe felt it knockedOr dropped, like the fragile pocket watch of&...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 03 June 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in June
Coach Trip to Salisbury Cathedral Tuesday 16th June, leaving from Holmbush Car Park at 9.00am. See the best original copy of the Magna Carta, tour the Cathedral and visit Mompesson House. Organised b...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 June 2015